Cub Scout Programming 2012-2013
The Durham Museum is proud to offer a variety of fun, educational opportunities for both Cub and Boy Scouts that utilize the museums permanent and traveling exhibits. Private Scout workshops are available with advance registration for Dens of 10 or more.
Cub Scout Workshops
Cub Scout workshops are available on Tuesday evenings 6:00-7:30pm.
Making My Family Special
What makes your family special? Join other Dens from around the council as we explore what life was like for those early families who made Nebraska their home. Scouts will play historical games, try their hand at some daily chores, tour the museum’s permanent exhibits, and take part in classroom discussions about what makes a family special. This program meets the requirements for Achievement #1 and Elective # 14.
Dates: Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Jan. 8, Feb.5, March 12, April 9 and May 7
American Indian Lore
Using the museum’s Native American exhibit, scouts will learn about the daily lives of one of the local tribes. Hands-on artifacts, storytelling, and a themed craft will make this a workshop your pack will not soon forget. This program meets the requirements for Elective # 10.
Dates: Nov. 13, Feb. 12 and April 16
It’s a Secret
Learn what it takes to be a good spy! Scouts will have a blast learning about invisible ink, secret codes, Historic Spies and more as they earn their It’s a Secret elective. This program meets the requirements for Elective # 1.
Dates: Oct. 9, Jan. 15, March 19 and May 14
What Makes America Special
Omaha was known as a “melting pot” as immigrants moved out west. By utilizing the museum’s permanent collections, hands-on artifacts and Photo Archives, scouts will learn not only what makes America special, but our own community as well. This program meets the requirements for Achievement #3.
Dates: Oct 16 & March 26
The art of storytelling has been around for centuries. By using the permanent galleries, scouts will take a story-based tour of historic Omaha and the surrounding communities. This program meets the requirements for Achievement #4.
Dates: Jan. 22
American Indian Life
Spend time learning about one of the Native American tribes that once called this area home. Scouts will learn about the construction of an Earth Lodge and Tipi, play Native American games, and more. This program meets the requirements for Elective #24.
Dates: Nov. 20, Feb. 19 & April 23
Get a jump start on your communicator badge with this exciting class. Scouts will make a secret code, invisible ink, do an experiment using nonverbal communication and much more. This class covers requirements 1, 4, 5, 13 & 16.
Dates: Oct. 23, Jan. 29 & April 30
Special Holiday Workshop
During Christmas at Union Station we will offer a special holiday workshop. Scouts will have a guided tour covering the history of Christmas at Union Station and the Ethnic Tree as well as learning holiday traditions from around the world. They will even make a holiday craft to take home.
Tigers: Dec. 4 at 6:00-7:30
Wolves: Dec. 11 at 6:00-7:30
Bears: Dec. 18 at 6:00-7:30
Workshop Registration Information
The cost is $6 per scout and $5 per adult, with one leader and co-leader per troop admitted at no cost. Private Cub Scout Workshops may be booked for Dens of 10 or more. Payment for the scouts must be made to complete the reservation. Additional adults and siblings may pay at the door. Cancellations must be made one full week in advance to receive a refund. Please contact The Durham Education Department to check availability, to make a reservation or with any questions you may have.
Boy Scout Programming 2012-2013
Boy Scout Merit badge workshops are offered on Saturdays, the cost is $12 per scout and $5 per adult. Private workshops are available for groups of 10 or more. Class size is limited and advance registration is required. Payment must be received one week prior to class. Please contact The Durham Education Department at (402) 444-5027 with questions or to make reservations. A complete listing of all requirements being met will be emailed upon reservation.
Soil and Water Conservation
Sept. 15; Oct. 13, 9AM-12PM
Oct. 13, 1-3PM; Jan. 12, 10AM-2PM
Nov. 17, 9-11AM
Sept. 15, 1-4PM; March 9, 9AM-12PM
Nov. 10, 10AM-12PM; March 9, 1-3PM
Nov. 17; Jan. 12, 1-4PM; April 13, 9AM-12PM
Oct. 6; Oct. 20; March 16; April 6, 10AM-4PM
Nov. 10, 1-3PM; Jan. 19, 10AM-12PM; April 13, 1-3PM
Dec. 8; March 23, 10AM-3PM